Unicycle School!

unicycleWhat would you do if you spotted a poster in a bicycle shop, offering free unicycle lessons? Show up of course!

We can’t tell you how much fun we had this afternoon with the On One club in Dunedin – and would you believe they also cycle up and down New Zealand’s mountains on one wheel? And commute to work? And go out at night? And ride forest tracks? And even tour around the country on these things?

How wrong we were to think unicycling was just about juggling and clown tricks.

We’d be happy just to ride a few meters unaccompanied, which Friedel almost managed, but not quite. Andrew had a few tries but was more happy to stick to photographing Friedel’s progress. A little more practice is required. Maybe something for the next time we’re living in Canada, waiting out the long winter?

If you’re passing through Dunedin, do try and join these guys for one of their Saturday gatherings. You won’t soon forget your hour on one wheel.


  1. Steve
    14th March 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    I have a friend, Lars Clausen, who rode across the U.S. and back on a unicycle. A trip around the world could be done!

  2. Evie
    16th March 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  3. David Piper
    17th March 2009 at 12:24 am #

    Where do the panniers go?

    Turkish stage of my own more modest efforts is now complete at:


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